Empowerment: Building Success with Employees with Autism

Hosted by the Texas Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, presenters offer expert advice for solutions to common workplace challenges such as sensory, social, and thinking and processing in this previously recorded webinar. Jennifer Allen with Aspergers101 offers insight into the most common workplace challenges experienced by people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and provides specific suggestions for accommodations. Take this opportunity to hear more about how Vocational Rehabilitation and local workforce boards, public universities, and private employers have discovered how to successfully balance the needs of the business’ bottom line with the employment goals of people with Autism via Texas Workforce Commission’s Jennifer Hines. Packed with a powerful punch, Jenn Byron-Ross/Director of Recruiting at grocery giant H-E-B, shares the company’s best practices and how they are attracting talented people on the Autism spectrum for jobs across the organization—from bagger to software developer. There is so much valuable information for both the employer and the employee packed into this webinar. Be sure to look below the video for some downloadables and/or materials provided to you as a reference from the webinar!

Presenters:

Jennifer Hines with Texas Workforce Commission/Vocational Rehabilitation revels how local workforce boards, public universities, and private employers have discovered how to successfully balance the needs of the business’ bottom line with the employment goals of people with Autism.


Jennifer Allen with Aspergers101 offers insight into an employer’s basic understanding of Autism and Asperger Syndrome while discussing the most common workplace challenges experienced by people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and offer specific suggestions for accommodations.


Finally, the Director of Recruiting at H-E-B, Jenn Byron Ross, shares best employer practices and how they are attracting talented people on the Autism spectrum for jobs across the organization—from bagger to software developer.

Resources:

If you would like a copy of the training materials used in the webinar above, you may contact the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities directly at 512-463-5739 or email gcpd@gov.texas.gov


You may download the tri-fold brochure for Employers HERE

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Gabriela Lemos was born in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently a student at UTSA, graduating in December 2014 with a Bachelor degree in English. Brie states that she loves language and words, and the way in which people communicate with each other. She has always been interested and attracted to the autism community. “I find those on the spectrum to be incredible in so many ways, and I believe we can all learn from each other in our different strengths and weaknesses. I would love to use my talents to aid those who are not as strong in areas which I have confidence, and in turn receive an infinite amount of lessons and aid from those who I work with. Everything you send out, comes back to you, and I plan to practice sending out love and compassion every day”. We feel so fortunate to offer Brie’s talent of writing as well as her passion for autism awareness every week through our Aspergers101 Weekly.

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